Define What it Means to Be Sustainable

VIA3 Reduces ESG Complexity & Improves ESG ratings

Third Economy’s VIA3 Framework defines sustainability in five key aspects – Values, Impact, Analysis of ESG, Alignment and Activism. We illustrate “how” an entity may or may not be sustainable with the VIA3 compass. This provides an easy-to-understand analysis which helps to quickly locate sustainable investment products and determine how a product aligns with investment priorities.

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Third Economy VIA3 Illustrative Rating
  • Strong

    Strong support of sustainability principles.

  • Moderate

    Moderate support of sustainability principles.

  • Minor

    Minor support of sustainability principles.

100-point scale

The VIA3 framework assesses five criteria to improve ESG ratings – Values, Impact, Analysis, Alignment and Activism – illustrated by the VIA3 compass.

Values: Avoids or directs investments based on moral principles of sustainability

Impact: Consequences to the environment and society

Analysis: ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) assessment in buying and selling portfolio securities

Alignment: Consistency between an entity’s culture and product and services positioning

Activism: How an entity engages with stakeholders to encourage transparency and more sustainable practices.

VIA3 Empowers Investors to Make Better Decisions

The VIA3 Framework empowers investors to align with the social and environmental factors that they care about most. Developed with leading institutional investors and validated by academics, VIA3 delivers insights to create and select sustainable products and assets. VIA3 leads the way to a more sustainable portfolio and economy - a third economy.

VIA3 Evaluates Five Key Aspects of Sustainability

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